"If there's one thing you remember from tonight, remember 15 grams," said Ali Miller, a registered dietitian who practices functional medicine. It was the inaugural dinner for the new Food-as-medicine dinner series she'd designed with chef Monica Pope at Sparrow Bar Cookshop, and we were about hal ... More >>
Recapping the best of the fest.
I'll never forget watching the Heisman Trophy announcement the year Robert Griffin III (RGIII) won. While my Baylor friends and I watched our quarterback on TV, hoping he would be awarded with the trophy, we were enjoying a spread of snacks, including two types of cookies. One was the peanut butter ... More >>
How many times have you heard about the keys to weight loss, or have been given a list of foods you should avoid because they cause you to gain weight? Probably a lot, right? Well, I'm sorry but here is another method for losing weight and getting rid of your addiction to sugar. Beating Sugar Addict ... More >>
Frozen yogurt is known for being a lighter and healthier option in comparison to ice cream and custard, but TCBY has made one of its yogurt offerings much healthier by substituting Silk Almond Milk for regular milk. TCBY has created Chocolate Almond frozen yogurt that uses the Silk brand of almond ... More >>
On August 2, the Food and Drug Administration finally decided to define the term "gluten free." Up until then, manufacturers had been able to slap the label on anything that they felt was gluten free enough. How much gluten to include in gluten free products was completely up to the discretion of th ... More >>
We recently had a handful of friends over to help christen our new home. And we decided since they were kind enough to come visit, the least we could do would be to use them as guinea pigs for a host of oddball beers sitting in our beer cellar -- from gluten-free strawberry beer to sours. While I'm ... More >>
That morning cup of joe doesn't just wake you from a zombie-like state and keep you from being a complete asshole to the guy in the cube next to you. In addition to making you a semi-decent human being, coffee can provide tons of health benefits. Here are five ways drinking coffee can improve your ... More >>
A San Antonio lab says primate research is necessary for curing diseases like AIDS and hepatitis. But what progress has really been made.
I haven't had the best of luck with gluten-free beer. In my experience, gluten-free beer is a lot like most "meat substitute" type products; the more they try to be the real thing, the more they fall short. Beer and burgers, for example, have a lot in common. Though there are wide stylistic differen ... More >>
Last Christmas, my mom purchased the Eat Smart Nutrition Pro Scale for me to use while I cook. I have type 1 diabetes and need to know how many carbohydrates and grams of fiber are in each item of food I eat. So, when I'm cooking, especially with foods that don't have a nutrition label on the back o ... More >>
I have a friend who, for whatever reason, recently grew out of her life-long food allergies to citrus, nuts, berries and shellfish. Realizing this, she immediately went to a Thai restaurant and had shrimp Pad Thai, something she'd previously been unable to eat due to life-threatening allergies to a ... More >>
A man says he was in the midst of a diabetic episode when a Fredericksburg cop threw him to the ground during a traffic stop. Brian Kane has sued police officer Tim Bobo over the August 2010 incident. Kane's suit says he has Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes, and he was driving to his parents' home when ... More >>
Update: A company spokesman with Novartis called this afternoon to address the rumors that Paula Deen has signed an endorsement deal with the pharmaceutical firm, which the company says are false. Novartis issued this statement: "The rumors that Novartis has signed a multi-million dollar spok ... More >>
Ruggles Green at CityCenter.Before you roll your eyes at this post title and think, "God, I'm so ready for that trend to be over," (as I admittedly have done on previous occasions), consider that gluten-free dining is not just a casual lifestyle for many Americans. One in three Americans suff ... More >>
Yes, there's an elephant in this picture. No, it doesn't mean anything. I have kids, remember?I really wanted to like this beer. No, I don't have Celiac disease, or any other form of gluten intolerance. I did, however, recommend it to someone who does. I suppose I should have known better tha ... More >>
Natalie Irish kisses her portraits into life.
Photo by Mandy OaklanderSuits and sneakers populated National Start Walking Day.Though it may be an artery-cloggingly delicious way to live, make no mistake. Heart disease is still the number-one killer of Americans. And according to the American Heart Association, almost 67 percent of Texans ... More >>
Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. 29-95: Former EOW blogger J.C. Reid has a nice piece on the subtleties and idio ... More >>
File Under: It seemed like a good idea at the time... Wednesday night, after the first of two Houston Press holiday parties Rocks Off will be attending this week (no karaoke at this one), we thought it would be a sound decision to go see Robert Ellis & the Boys at Fitzgerald's. It was. Elli ... More >>
Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Dirty Kitchen Adventures: Although she's currently living abroad, Houston food ... More >>
Tam VoToday we continue our chat with Randi Markowitz of Gluten Free Houston. EOW: What are the top three things to not do when cooking gluten-free? Markowitz: The first thing is to not leave out ingredients that mimic what gluten does. That would be most of the gums, such as xantham and gu ... More >>
Tam VoWe visited with Randi Markowitz after GFH's (1014 Wirt Road, Suite 230) second Saturday morning bake sale to talk about a home cook's entry into commercial gluten free baking. EOW: How did you get started? Markowitz: It all started with a small Kitchen Aid mixer, which is 15 years old ... More >>
Yes, they even have GF chocolate chip cookies.No big surprise here, but a welcome announcement nonetheless: Houston Restaurant Week has officially been extended until Labor Day, making it -- in effect -- Houston Restaurant Month. HRW was expected to end on August 21, tomorrow, but will now ru ... More >>
Confession #1: I am not, nor ever have been, a fan of the band Poison. Confession #2: I have never seen a single episode of The Apprentice. But I nevertheless have become somewhat obsessed with Bret Michaels's Diet Snapple Trop-a-Rocka Tea, which the former rock star designed as part of the ... More >>
Photo by avlxyzWe're here to help support those daily pad thai cravings.That's right; it's gluten-free time again here at Eating Our Words. But unlike our previous few posts which have been GF product assessments, we're instead going to spotlight some of our favorite (and occasionally overloo ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttLast week, I was -- to put it mildly -- disappointed with the way my gluten-free pancakes had turned out after testing out a Bob's Red Mill GF pancake mix. I tried (and failed) at explaining that out of curiosity, I'd decided to cut gluten out of my diet for a whil ... More >>
At the risk of reigniting the gluten-free debate once again, I mentioned in yesterday's post on gluten-free pancakes that I'd found a trove of cheap GF products at -- of all places -- Walmart. I don't know why I was completely surprised by this discovery, but I was. It makes sense when you t ... More >>
An SMU biologist searches to unlock the secrets to the fountain of youth
A flight attendant went after the Osteens in court, bringing on trials and tribulation for one and all
The world’s most ridiculous trial continued today with two dynamo attorneys displaying radically different styles: Rusty Hardin, representing defendant Victoria Osteen, chose to impeach the plaintiff on the stand by presenting factual evidence that contradicted her claims, and by generally highlig ... More >>
This band borrows from Unwed Sailor, Postal Service and Minus the Bear for some light, but danceable rock
Margie Hill goes home and CPS learns about directory assistance
TMZ reports that John "Texas" O'Quinn, lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith's mother, has collapsed in court, apparently suffering from diabetic shock. Check out the comments here for some classic Abbott and Costello bickering. — Keith Plocek You can read Rich Connelly's story on O'Quinn here.
Stem cell restrictions could send Texas Medical Center researchers fleeing to California
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Glassell School's Core show reveals the heart, soul and blood-sugar levels of its visiting artists